Partner

Bio

Kerry is originally from Saskatoon and attended the University of Saskatchewan. He maintains primarily a litigation practice which focuses on family law matters (divorce, custody, property division, and support issues), civil litigation, criminal law (defending charges under the Criminal Code of Canada and Federal and Provincial Statutes and regulations). In addition, Kerry also assists people with real estate transactions and wills and estates (including estate litigation). In 2008 Kerry was appointed as a Special Prosecutor by the Attorney-General of Manitoba, prosecuting criminal matters on behalf of Manitoba Prosecution Service when a conflict of interest arises within Manitoba Justice. He continues to act in this capacity to the present day. In 2019 Kerry was appointed as Independent Counsel by the Attorney-General of Manitoba, to represent the rights and interests of victims and complainants of certain crimes being prosecuted by Manitoba Prosecution Service.

In 2018 Kerry obtained his call to the Bar in Ontario, succeeding the practice of Gregory Welch in the Kenora area of Ontario. Kerry has appeared in all levels of Court in Manitoba (Provincial Court, Court of Queen’s Bench, and the Court of Appeal) and the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario.

Education

B.A. (Hons.) University of Saskatchewan 1992
J.D. University of Saskatchewan 1995
Call to the Bar of Manitoba in 1996
Call to the Bar of Ontario in 2018

Professional Involvement/Achievements

Member of the Law Society of Manitoba
Member of the Law Society of Ontario
Member of the Criminal Defence Lawyers Association of Manitoba
Member of the Kenora and District Law Association
Course instructor for the Articling Student program of the Law Society of Manitoba

Statement on Covid-19 Preparedness

With the continuing pandemic brought about by COVID-19, we have implemented safety measures to ensure the health safety and well0being of those attending our offices. The well0being of our employees and clients remains a top priority and we are following the lead of Canadian public health authorities at this important time. Appropriate measures have been implemented to ensure our office is safe and we have protocols in place to ensure they stay that way including:

  • Mandatory masks required for all individuals attending our premises, including delivery and service personnel;
  • Limited client attendances to our office to only those required to physically attend in person;
  • Accommodating meetings to occur via phone or video;
  • Introducing enhanced cleaning protocols, with particular focus on high traffic and high contact areas;
  • Maintaining records of attendances to our premises in the event contact tracing is necessary;

To protect yourself and others, we will not allow entry to our premises if you have:

  • Any of the following symptoms: difficulty breathing/shortness of breath, chest pain, confusion, drowsiness, loss of consciousness, fever/chills, cough, sore throat/hoarse voice, loss of taste or sense of smell;
  • Travelled out of Province within the last 14 days;
  • Had close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days;
  • Tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 30 days;
  • Any people with whom you live tested positive in the last 30 days.

We ask for your cooperation so that together we can take reasonable measures to prevent transmission of the virus. Know that we are doing our part by putting employment policies in place so that our staff are protected, and we are able to continue to function and operate on your behalf. Again, we continue to monitor this situation closely and will provide ongoing updates as needed. We also encourage you to stay up-to-date through Canada’s Public Health website.

Thank you.